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Dual-Branded Hotels Present New Opportunities

Dual-Branded Hotels Present New Opportunities

Ten years ago, Choice Hotels opened the doors of a property in Norfolk, Va., that placed the Sleep Inn and Quality Inn & Suites brands under one roof. It featured a separate lobby and mostly autonomous public spaces for each ...

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Keys to a Successful Hotel Opening

Keys to a Successful Hotel Opening

From the outside, the January 2013 opening of The Alexander in Indianapolis went as smoothly as possible. Upon arrival at the new downtown property, the first guests enjoyed 209 state-of-the-art guestrooms, a modern mixology program at hip new lounge Plat ...

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Garden Court Hotel Offering Startups a Hand

Garden Court Hotel Offering Startups a Hand

With its central location in Silicon Valley and its close proximity to Stanford University, the Garden Court Hotel knows that the business community surrounding the property is full of tech startups that are developing ideas and applications for the future. ...

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Smart Hotel Renovation Strategies

Smart Hotel Renovation Strategies

From the days of the Gold Rush to the turn of the 20th century, Chinese and Italian immigrants caught fish and Dungeness crabs at Meiggs’ Wharf in San Francisco to eke out a living. The Best Western Plus Tuscan Inn ...

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Outsourcing Restaurant Operations in Hotels

Outsourcing Restaurant Operations in Hotels

Many hoteliers are reluctant restaurateurs, and for a good reason: Restaurants are even more labor intensive than hotels. A standalone restaurant is doing extremely well if it achieves a net operating income (NOI) of more than 20 percent, since the ...

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